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Govt passes 'tea-break' bill
Govt passes 'tea-break' bill

A law which takes away the legal right to a tea break and weakens collective bargaining has taken line honours as the first…

Sacked assistant awarded $10k after boss told her to 'f*** off'

A former personal assistant has been awarded more than $10,000 after her boss told her: "f*** off and don't come back". Angela…

TV show leads to new job

A former The Block NZ contestant has swapped a career with the Waikato Rugby Union for one in real estate.

Taking on a new workplace culture

Companies wanting to stay competitive in a fast-changing business environment need open and innovative workplaces, says…

Overweight women earn less than overweight men
Overweight women earn less than overweight men

Women are more likely to work in lower paying jobs as they become heavier. Not so for men, a US study shows.

Why is NZ's gender pay gap widening?
Why is NZ's gender pay gap widening?

Kiwi women are among the most educated in the world, a new report shows, but why is the gap between what they earn relative…

'Tea-break' bill almost law
'Tea-break' bill almost law

The Government's Employment Relations Amendment Bill is best known for its removal of guaranteed rest and meal breaks. What…

Editorial: Judicial law rewrite isn't pay answer
Editorial: Judicial law rewrite isn't pay answer

Yesterday the Court of Appeal decided the act meant something more: that women have the right to be paid the same as men…

Employment

First, have confidence in yourself
First, have confidence in yourself

On the very first day of my first job, as a junior legal secretary in the 1980s, I was asked to phone…

They're back...NZ's brain gain

Kiwis living in Australia are coming home and those planning to jump the Ditch have put their plans on hold because New…

Rodney Hide: Working day victory a union myth

Tomorrow is Labour Day. Once again we will endure the annual claptrap that unions are great and won for us the eight-hour…

US carers join fight for higher wages

Most low-wage workers battle big corporations, but home health-care workers deal with a different beast: the state, which…

Nigel Morrison: Human capital key to corporate success
Nigel Morrison: Human capital key to corporate success

SkyCity, the largest single-site private-sector employer in central Auckland, prides itself on being…

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